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'Chronically homeless’ facility nears completion (Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino)

6.28.19

From the Victorville Daily Press:

A facility to permanently house chronically homeless persons and provide a variety of services to help get them off the streets is set to be completed in late summer, county officials said.

The Queens Motel on Stoddard Wells Road, more than 50 years old, dilapidated, unused and within sight of passing motorists on nearby Interstate 15, will be renovated into Desert Haven Apartments.

San Antonio Housing Authority, Partners Break Ground on Eastside Urban Garden (San Antonio Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From the San Antonio Current:

"Garcia Street Urban Farm, a 4.1-acre farm designed to bring fresh produce and food education to San Antonio's East Side, broke ground Wednesday morning. 

The farm, which cost an estimated $500,000, will be managed via a partnership between San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), San Antonio College’s Eco Centro and other community stakeholders. 

SoCal high school students who live in public housing and heading to college are honored (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

6.28.19

From ABC7 Los Angeles:

Forty-six high school seniors and their families Thursday celebrated achievements many will never understand. All of the students live in Section 8 or public housing developments, and all of them are going to college.

"At first, I wanted to go to UCLA, UC Berkeley, and then I discovered the Ivy Leagues. They became my dream, a dream I thought I couldn't achieve until I actually got the letters," said Yale-bound student Roxanna Andrade.

HUD, DCHA, and Community Members Celebrate DCHA's Newest Homeowners (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From DCHA's website:

"U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett, DCHA’s Homeownership Coordinating Committee, local officials, and community members celebrated seven new homeowners.

DCHA Hosts Second Annual Career Fair (District of Columbia Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From DCHA's website:

"Dozens of job applicants attended the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Second Annual Career Fair, part of the agency’s Workforce Development Initiative.

Employers were on hand to meet candidates and explain the job openings they have available on May 31 at the Southwest Family Enhancement and Career Center. The candidates filled out applications, dropped off resumes, and asked questions about open positions and the companies that were hiring.

Tri-C opens centers to serve neighborhoods in poverty (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From Crain’s Cleveland Business:

"Cuyahoga Community College is working to bring its services into more locations across Northeast Ohio.

The college aims to bring more education and job-training resources to neighborhoods in poverty, a news release stated. Tri-C will be working with Esperanza Inc. and Olivet Housing and Community Development Corp. to open what it's calling Tri-C Access Centers.

CLPHA Supports Bill to Protect Public Housing Residents from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

6.26.19

Legislation to prevent carbon monoxide fatalities in public housing was approved by the House Committee on Financial Services today and now moves to the full House for consideration. The “Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019,” by Representative Jesus Garcia (D-IL) requires combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in public and assisted housing units and authorizes $300 million over a three-year period for installation and maintenance.

Cook County Health Pledges $1M to Flexible Housing Pool (Chicago Housing Authority & Housing Authority of Cook County)

6.6.19

From the Daily Herald:

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Dr. Jay Shannon announced on May 22 that Cook County Health is committing $1 million towards the Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool.

Local non-profit seeks to empower youth through artistic expression (Tacoma Housing Authority)

6.6.19

From the Tacoma Ledger:

Based in Tacoma’s rapidly gentrifying Hilltop neighborhood, Fab-5 remains an integral part of the community that remains resilient despite constant pressures of displacement. Beginning 19 years ago, Fab-5 was launched by a group of youth in Pierce County who sought more opportunities for young artists to mobilize their creativity and manifest their ideas into the community. 

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